We have made the difficult decision out of an abundance of caution and in consultation with local, state, and federal experts and authorities to cancel the What's the Scoop Writing Workshop, scheduled for Saturday, March 14
. While disappointing to all of us, this action is consistent with decisions being made around a number of community and university events in response to COVID-19 virus concerns. We are confident this is the right decision. Our highest priority remains the health and safety of our community.
Thank you so much for your support of this decision. Please know we appreciate your continued enthusiasm and partnership surrounding the Weatherspoon Art Museum.
For continued updates from us, please visit the UNCG coronavirus website
.One Day Writing Workshops with Julia Ridley Smith
Saturday, Mar 14, 2-4:30 pm$20 per session general admission/$15 per session WAM members, classroom teachers, college & university students
Pre-registration is required via Eventbrite HERE
Borrowing the concept of the five Ws from journalism—who, what, when, where, and why—we'll investigate artworks in the Weatherspoon and use our "reporting" to develop new creative writing. Each session will explore a different exhibition, and writers will be given prompts and exercises to generate multiple "leads" for short stories, creative nonfiction, or poems. Sessions will build on each other but can also be attended independently.
For educators: participate in all four sessions and earn literacy CEUs with prior approval of your school system. The workshop will emphasize having fun and sparking creativity—writers of all levels are welcome.Julia Ridley Smith’s
short stories and essays have appeared most recently in the Alaska Quarterly Review
, the New England Review
, and The Southern Review
. She teaches in the English Department at UNC Greensboro, serves as a volunteer docent at the Weatherspoon Art Museum, and is an associate editor at Bull City Press. Check out her website: www.juliaridleysmith.com
Questions? Contact Terri Dowell-Dennis, Associate Curator of Education at firstname.lastname@example.org
.Support for education programs comes from the Charlotte W. Toler Art Education Fund, the Schandler/Lopp Education Fund, the Sherrill/Gingrow Docent Education Endowment Fund for the Weatherspoon Art Museum, and Sherry Sherrill.